At long last, Samsung's newest flagship phone is here—the Samsung Galaxy S6. The handset was announced at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona on March 1, and Samsung fans were thrilled with the phone's new design and features, as it looks very different from its predecessors.
The handset is made out of glass and metal and has a solid and more premium feel than the Galaxy S5. The phone has rounded tops and bottoms and straight sides and measures 5.6.x 2.8 x 0.27 inches and weighs 4.9 ounces. The metal body means that the phone is not waterproof, and the battery is no longer removable. The phone is available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Blue Topaz.
One more thing that the S6 has omitted is a microSD card slot. However, the phone is available in different storage options—32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Samsung will also throw in 115GB free Microsoft OneDrive storage for two years. more >>
Tech fans have often said that Samsung does a great job of producing quality devices with superb specs and great features, but previous releases have been deemed to be too safe and boring, design-wise. However, the Korean company has stepped up to the plate and showed everyone at MWC 2015 that they can be unconventional and edgy too, as Samsung has released the Galaxy S6 Edge along with the Galaxy S6 at the Barcelona event on March 1.
For many years, Samsung has relied on its tried and tested plastic design for its handsets, but the S6 Edge has a gorgeous metal body in colors such as White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Green Emerald. The edges of the screen curve out and down, giving the screen a bubble-like effect along the sides. The phone measures 5.6 x 2.8 x 0.28 inches and weighs 4.6 ounces. Though it's not waterproof, the handset is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 4 to guard it against scratches and breaking from accidental drops.
One thing that fans will surely complain about is the lack of a micro SD card slot. However, the phone comes in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants more >>
The HTC One M9, HTC's next flagship phone will be launched on March 1, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Unconfirmed reports also say that the company will launch another phone that will feature a bigger screen size than that of the M9, which remains unnamed. It is not clear however what the exact release dates are for the HTC smartphones.
Before its launch, numerous rumors have been circulating about the design and specifications of the M9, which is seen by some as a close competitor to Samsung's next flagship phone, the Galaxy S6. Both phones will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress.
According to Gotta Be Mobile, most of the photos which claimed that they were the phone's design were fakes, although there was one photo that the report said was probably the closest to the actual design. It shows two phones, one with a 5.0 inch screen and another with a larger screen. Another report in Gotta Be Mobile also pointed out that the new phone may not have any radical design changes as compared to last year's HTC One M8. more >>
"Star Wars: Battlefront" is confirmed for release in the winter of 2015 at least for PlayStation 4 consoles. No definite date has been given yet for what is generally considered to be the third installment of the "Battlefront" games series, commonly called "Battlefront 3," within the gaming community. The release is set to coincide with the rollot of the new "Star Wars" movie.
According to Expert Reviews, the game will being developed by EA Digital Solutions CE or DICE after the original studio Free Radical Design "lost its rights to continue developing it." DICE is known for its work with first person shooter games such as the Battlefield series.
Another report in Master Herald said that DICE is bent on creating a game that is a combination of familiar features from the previous versions of "Battlefront" and their "own flavor on it", thus insisting that the game will be something new rather than a sequel. more >>
"The Walking Dead" fans will be glad to know that the show's season five finale will be an extended 90-minute episode which will air on March 29 on AMC.
According to Entertainment Weekly, AMC made the announcement on Wednesday, along with a synopsis of the episode. In the finale, Daryl will find himself in trouble while out on the run. Meanwhile, in Alexandria, Rick and his group continue to feel uneasy as danger lurks near the gates.
The website reports that AMC will air an after show special after the season finale. At 10:30 p.m., the network will air "Talking Dead" which is a live show hosted by Chris Hardwick, to discuss the finale and bid farewell to fallen characters. more >>
US telcos, AT&T and Verizon have condemned the net neutrality ruling laid down by FCC after the body voted to classify the Internet a public utility yesterday.
Telecommunications companies AT&T and Verizon are currently protesting the Federal Communications Commission's move to ban prioritization and disallow service providers to create pricing options for connection speed and bandwidth consumption after the FCC voted to declare the Internet a public utility.
The FCC ruled on net neutrality after a 3-to-2 vote reclassifying broadband access as a telecommunications service, subjecting it to heavier FCC regulation. This prohibits broadband providers from blocking or speeding up Internet connections based on user payment, nor will they be allowed to contract paid prioritization deals with content providers to deliver paid traffic to their users. more >>